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The New England Aquarium

Have you ever seen the movie Ted? You know, the movie about that little bear that’s actually alive and sounds like Peter Griffin, and hangs around Boston with Mark Wahlberg? If you have, then you’ve seen a smidgen of The New England Aquarium.

Aquariums are kind of my jam. They’re like water zoos, and I like zoos. In fact, I did refer to them as “water zoos” one drunken night. But that’s a different story. Continue reading “The New England Aquarium”

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Boston’s Trail of Freedom

I love traveling to the East Coast. I love the people, the accents, the history, and the fact that jay-walking is a regular part of life. People actually wait for the lights where I live.

One of the things I learned on my first trip to Boston (besides the fact that not everyone has that famous Southie accent) is that it’s a great place to learn about American history in the original locations. A great way to do this is to walk Boston’s Freedom Trail, which is a historically-themed walking tour. Read on . . .  Continue reading “Boston’s Trail of Freedom”

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Sawtelle Blvd. Dining

When you make plans to catch up with me, we’re always going to eat somewhere. I’m not a coffee person. I can’t hold my liquor. I don’t do “just drinks.” I need to be fed.

A trip to L.A. occasionally includes meeting some old classmates, and this trip was no exception. This time we took a little foodie adventure on Sawtelle Blvd. in West L.A. Read on . . . Continue reading “Sawtelle Blvd. Dining”

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More Hot Cheetos-Themed Food – The Low Key Poke Joint

Again, I have no sense of time and I have again forgotten what day it is. In comes the late post. To continue with my Hot Cheetos obsession, I traveled to Garden Grove, CA. It was in the middle of an Asian strip mall that I found The Low Key Poke Joint. I didn’t understand how cute the name was until I said it out loud (it rhymes).  I think “The Hokey Poke Joint” has a more interesting ring to it, but it’s not my business. I just come up with the names. Read on . . . Continue reading “More Hot Cheetos-Themed Food – The Low Key Poke Joint”

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The Last Bookstore

Another Instagram gem. And a place that will now be in my regular rotation when visiting Los Angeles.

Bibliophiles rejoice! This is your L.A. haven, right in the middle of DTLA. I only allowed myself about 20 minutes to be here (because of other plans), but that quickly turned into over an hour (and caused me to miss a food truck).

What can I say? I love books. If you do too, visit The Last Bookstore. Maps place it at 453 S. Spring Street, but apparently that is a delivery entrance, so round the corner to 5th Street for the regular-people entrance. If you forget, there are signs to remind you. Read on … Continue reading “The Last Bookstore”